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AAA study raises questions about auto safety systems

Road safety advocates say that sophisticated safety features like adaptive cruise control and emergency braking systems can prevent 4 out of 10 traffic accidents and reduce road deaths by as much as 30 percent. However, a recent study released by the American Automobile Association claims that this kind of technology could actually be making the… Continue reading AAA study raises questions about auto safety systems

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Study looks at supplemental driver education programs

Wisconsin teens might benefit from road safety programs that have reality-based and interactive elements. Researchers at Baylor University in Texas recommended these types of programs after studying responses from participants who took part in the Texas Reality Education for Drivers program. This program involves lectures, discussions and visits to places such as the morgue, emergency… Continue reading Study looks at supplemental driver education programs

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Distracted driving a major cause of auto accidents

Technology allows work or other pursuits to be accomplished from just about anywhere. Perhaps it’s tempting to use a cellphone when driving, but distracted driving remains a leading reason why motor vehicle accidents occur. While there is some evidence to suggest the problem may be more prevalent among one generation more so than others, a… Continue reading Distracted driving a major cause of auto accidents

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Struck-by accidents among the deadliest in construction

If you work construction in Wisconsin, you already know how important it is to take every precaution to protect yourself from worksite accidents. Even more important than using appropriate protective equipment, preventing injuries begins with thorough training and scrupulous caution. Construction accidents result in thousands of injuries and fatalities each year, leaving workers to re-evaluate… Continue reading Struck-by accidents among the deadliest in construction

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Automated systems may fail to prevent crashes

Many drivers in Wisconsin are enthusiastic about the potential of autonomous and semiautonomous driving cars. While advancing technology could lead to a future of self-driving cars, current electronic systems provide assistance to drivers as they navigate the roads. These systems are meant to make driving easier and safer not only for the vehicle’s operator but… Continue reading Automated systems may fail to prevent crashes

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Electronic driver-assist systems significantly reduce crash rates

Electronic driver-assist technology makes the roads in Wisconsin and across the United States safer, according to a recent study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. In fact, lane departure and blind spot caution systems reduce the rates of single-vehicle head-on and sideswipe crashes by around 18 percent. When these types of crashes do occur,… Continue reading Electronic driver-assist systems significantly reduce crash rates

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Wisconsin fatal collisions: Support for grieving families

Wisconsin fatal collisions: Support for grieving families If you unexpectedly lose a loved one in a fatal Wisconsin car accident, your life may never be the same. Only those who have lived through such tragedies can understand the emotional pain and suffering associated with such incidents. If you were to learn that your loved one’s… Continue reading Wisconsin fatal collisions: Support for grieving families

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